Support for Israel Is Not Biblical
In his last words before he ascended to heaven, Jesus told his disciples, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Jesus and his disciples were in Israel. He was telling them to leave Israel and go to the ends of the earth. When did he cancel those instructions, and tell them to return to Israel? When did he tell them to build an ethnostate for the children of those who rejected Him?
Christian Zionists use Old Testament verses to justify their support for Israel. For example, they use the verse in which God tells Abraham his descendants will possess the whole land of Canaan (Genesis 17:8) and be as numerous as sand on the seashore (Gen. 22:17). Christian Zionists wait for these promises to be fulfilled! But they don’t realize they were fulfilled in the Old Testament:
- God fulfilled the land promises in the time of Joshua. He led the Israelites across the Jordan, and they possessed the land of Canaan. At the end of his life, Joshua says:
“You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises of the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” (Joshua 23:14)
- God fulfilled the “sand on the seashore” promise, and the expanded borders promise (Gen. 15:18), in the time of Solomon:
“The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank, and they were happy. And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt…” (1 Kings 4:20-21a)
Support for Israel Is Not Moral
The Zionists who set up and run the state of Israel practice discrimination. Only those of a certain bloodline are allowed to become citizens in Israel. This goes against the Bible’s teachings. Under the Old Covenant, a Gentile who wanted to follow the Lord could become part of the nation of Israel (See for example, Isaiah 56:3 regarding “the foreigner who joins himself to the Lord”). God’s people were never a caste system that favored one bloodline over another.
In the New Testament, we see that believers are one in Jesus Christ, regardless of ethnic background. See Peter’s vision of the sheet (Acts 10), which illustrates that Gentiles are now heirs to the promise along with Jews. Our identity is in Christ, not our ethnicity, and believers in Jesus are the true seed of Abraham:
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 8:28).
Jesus says that anyone who takes care of “the least of these” his brethren, will be honored as if he took care of Christ himself (Matthew 25:10). He stated that his mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it (Luke 8:21). Thus he made it clear that spiritual family takes precedence over blood family.
And yet, because they imagine the citizens of Israel are the genealogical descendants of Abraham, the Christian Zionists bless the “Jews” and favor them over their spiritual family members, their brothers and sisters in Christ! Israel’s ongoing persecution of Palestinian and Israeli Christians is ongoing, yet believers in the West turn a blind eye to it. Israel gets a pass, because they are supposedly Abraham’s children.
Support for Israel Is Not Logical
The existence of the state of Israel is not logical. Its founders and occupants don’t believe the Bible, yet they use the Bible to justify their right to the land. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Talmud, not the Bible, is the official law of Israel. Many people think the Talmud is a holy book, similar to the Scriptures. But it is not. The Talmud is antithetical to the Bible. It’s based on the oral teachings of the rabbis, not the scriptures. It encourages immoral behavior such as pedophilia. How do Christians support the godless state of Israel? They abandon logic in order to do so.
Support for Israel Is Not Peaceful
Every year, our young men and women go fight wars for Israel. Every year thousands are killed or injured. This has been true for generations. No matter who is president, no matter the pretext, our boys are simply cannon fodder for the expansion of Israel. “Greater Israel” is the plan to expand Israel’s power and control over the surrounding regions. The West’s involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria serves to ensure that Israel’s neighbors comply with her policies, and inernational banking policies. Our boys die for Israel, not for their own country.
Support for Israel is Not Blessing Abraham’s Descendants
The majority of the so-called Jews in Israel today are Ashkenazis. They descend from the Khazars, a people who hail from what is now northern Russia, not the Middle East. They are not descendants of Abraham, but rather imposters who converted to Judaism in the 9th century. So even if we were obligated to “bless” the children of Abraham, these are not the spiritual or genealogical children of Abraham!
As stated previously, Jesus declared that his “mother and sister and brothers” are those who hear the word of God, and do it (Matthew 12:46-50). In saying this, he diminished the importance of the natural family line, and placed the emphasis on the spiritual family. He himself did not have physical descendants! His kingdom is not of this world. But Zionism places the focus on the natural lineage, and carnal relationships rather than spiritual.
In conclusion, support for Israel is not biblical, moral, logical, or justifiable. Christians, repent of making the state of Israel your idol! Worship the Lord Jesus Christ.